Research Projects Manager - BTC (CH Hub)

University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
£38,017 - £42,792
May 01, 2021
May 05, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

We are seeking to appoint talented individuals to act as a research project managers (RPM). This post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced research leader/trial manager to join a multidisciplinary team within the University of Bristol, based in the Bristol Trials Centre (Canynge Hall (CH) Hub), a UKCRC-registered Trials Unit, to work across a portfolio of high quality health research projects.

As the post holder you will also take on the role of an interim Trial or Project Manager on successful NIHR studies. This role may start between grant award confirmation and the signing of the contract. The RPM will work closely with the Chief Investigator and write applications for research ethics and other relevant governance approvals, secure NHS excess treatment and NHS service support costs, and ensure that research activity complies with all necessary regulatory requirements. As the post holder you will then provide a hand-over induction upon employment of the Trial/Project Manager and offer continued support to the trial as representative of the BTC on the Trial/Project Management Group as required. As the post holder you will be a resource for technical advice and knowledge to staff within Population Health Sciences and stakeholders within the NHS.

There is one full time role, and one part time role (60% time) available.

What will you be doing?

The main job purpose of the Research Projects Manager (RPM) will be to work alongside the CH Senior management team on grant applications both pre- and post-award for primary and secondary care studies as well as community-based health research studies. As the post holder you will contribute to the development and management of NIHR portfolio projects from pre-application through to study set-up and conduct. This will be achieved through working closely with academic, research and NHS staff, calculating research costs, as well as using the postholder's knowledge and experience to complete finance and research governance sections of grant application forms.

You should apply if
  • You will have experience of conducting clinical research in an academic or NHS setting, and hold at least a degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • You will have experience of securing regulatory approvals and ensuring that research is conducted to a high standard that meets UK and EU legal and ethical requirements.
  • You will be able to demonstrate an ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The post provides the opportunity for autonomy and freedom to act independently with organisational policies and will require excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills.

For informal enquires please contact Mrs Jessica Frost,

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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